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Jan 27, 2013 7:00am EST
to jerry brown giving his state of the state of dress last week. -- address last week. [video clip] >> half a million students enrolled in community colleges in 2008. transition from one segment to another is difficult. the community colleges are all working on this. the key here is thoughtful change working with the faculty and college students. but tuition increases are not the answer. i am not one to let your students in california to become -- [indiscernible] [applause] california was the first in the nation to pass president obama's historical affordable care act. it will provide insurance to nearly 1 million californians. over the rest of the decade, california will steadily reduce the number of insured. today i am going to hold a special session to deal with these issues. the broader expansion of medicare is incredibly complex and will take more time. we are taking relationships with the county's -- it will not be achieved overnight. great prudence should guide every step of the way. california lost 1.3 million jobs in the great recession. but we are coming back at a faster pace than
Jan 26, 2013 7:00am EST
was the president of brown university. i know that private colleges have a different set of economics to deal with. a think we ask a question this way. is there a real issue of escalating costs and higher education? i believe there is. i have seen that everywhere i go. the difference between a high school degree and a college degree over a lifetime of earnings is well over a million dollars. we have to think about it from the investment side. with the community colleges, which of the front door to the american dream, their cost structures of very low. -- are very low. what we're trying to focus on in our report is, how do we maintain quality and contain costs. that is also for our colleagues in the private sector. many of them are working very hard on that. in this economic tsunami we have been going through, we have been in a massive fund-raising campaign. 2008 we stopped it. we stopped and the diamonds and we're going to focus on what we call students -- it and we said we're going to focus on what we call students, students now. those are the kinds of things we're doing. cost containment on our
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